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Old 08-25-2018, 01:52 PM
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Default Re: Glucose above 400 - Need advice

Hi and welcome to the forum.

A conservative starting dose of Novolin N for a 50lb dog would be 50 x .20 = 10 units twice daily.

The protocol that we like to follow to get to regulation is:

- stay on the current dose for 5 to 7 days.
- do a 12 hour Blood Glucose curve, starting at fasting and then every 2 hours until the next meal.
- evaluate the results
- if necessary, raise insulin in .5 to 1 unit increments, based on the lowest BG reading
- keep repeating this process until BG readings range from 150 to 250 for most of the day.

Based on your current readings, it looks like you can continue to increase. However, it’s really important to let the insulin settle in for 5 to 7 days, so your dog’s body can adjust properly.

Good job testing. Just make sure you follow the proper protocol.

What’s your dog’s name?
Lily is a 62 lb English Setter, born 07-27-2007.
Diabetes: Aug 2013 - Hypothyroidism: Dec 2013 - Cataract Surgery: Feb 2014
Insulin: Novolin R/N mix - Meter: ReliOn Prime
Nulo Adult Trim Cod & Lentils, Pumpkin, FortiFlora, Dasuquin, Thyroxine

Last edited by MikeMurphy; 08-25-2018 at 02:11 PM.
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